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Jimmy Kimmel Blasts 'Allegedly Christian' Republican Lawmakers Who Do Nothing About Gun Violence

The host fought tears as he demanded real action.

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Comedian Jimmy Kimmel’s voice cracked as he talked about yet another mass shooting at a school in the U.S. He played the clip of President Donald Trump’s speech lamenting the tragedy and promising to make schools safe while refusing to support any meaningful action.

Kimmel said tat he agrees with all of the statements Trump made about supporting families, but much more is needed to address school shootings.

“And here’s what you do to fix that,” Kimmel said. “You tell your buddies in Congress — tell Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell and Marco Rubio — all the family men who care about so much about their communities that what we need are laws, real laws, that do everything possible to keep assault rifles out of the hands of the people who are going to shoot our kids. Go on TV and tell them to do that.”

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“Tell those Congressmen and lobbyists, who infest that swamp you said were going to drain — force these allegedly Christian men and women that stuff their pockets with money from the NRA year after year after year to do something now,” Kimmel continued. “Not later. Now. And don’t you dare let anyone say it’s too soon to be talking about it because you said it after Vegas, you said it after Sandy Hook, you say that after one of these.”

As his eyes filled with tears, Kimmel exclaimed, “Children are being murdered! Just do something! We still haven’t even talked about it. You still haven’t done anything about it. You’ve literally done nothing.”

Kimmel said that Trump has actually done worse than nothing, because he rolled back regulations that were designed to keep firearms out of the hands of people with certain mental illnesses.

Watch Kimmel’s full commentary below:

Sarah K. Burris writes about politics and technology for Raw Story.